Studies at Halmstad University
Studying in Sweden might differ from studying in your home country. We know that there are some cultural differences that are good to prepare for prior to your stay in Sweden in order to succeed in your studies.
About the education
As an international student at Halmstad University, there might be a few things that are new to you when it comes to academic education and how the studies are being structured.
In Sweden you are in charge of your own studies to a large extent. Full-time studies in Sweden correspond approximately to a 40-hour week, although you might only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week. Teaching may take other forms, such as seminars, group work, laboratory work and independent studies. Each course or programme is measured in credits, using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 30 credits are equal to the workload of a full-time student over one semester.
Working together with classmates from different cultures to solve a task or writing a paper is a part of your academic studies in Sweden. At Halmstad University we put extra emphasis on this as we believe great results are achieved when different perspectives meet. Teamwork might be challenging at times but will be a valuable experience when building your career.
The following degrees are offered at Halmstad University.
University Diploma, 120 HE credits (two years)
Degree of Bachelor, 180 HE credits (three years)
In Sweden, a Bachelor’s Degree requires 180 Swedish higher education credits (HE credits) at first level, of which at least 90 credits with increasingly in-depth studies have to be in the main field of study. The main field of study must also include a diploma project of 15 credits.
In order to get accepted to first level studies, a student needs to have a completed programme in the upper-secondary school or the equivalent and fulfil the specified admission requirements.
Halmstad University offers both One Year and Two Years Master’s degrees and all our degrees are fully recognised internationally.
Degree of Master (One Year), 60 HE credits
A Swedish Degree of Master (One Year) requires 60 Swedish higher education credits, of which 30 credits have to be within the main field of study. The main field of study must include one independent thesis of 15 credits.
Degree of Master (Two Years), 120 HE credits
A Swedish Degree of Master (Two Years) requires 120 Swedish higher education credits, of which 60 credits have to be within the main field of study. The main field of study must include one independent thesis of 30 credits.
In order to get accepted to the second level, a student needs to hold a Bachelor’s Degree of at least 180 Swedish higher education credits or an equivalent foreign degree and fulfil the specified admission requirements.
Help and support
As a student at Halmstad University, you have access to several support functions and services in connection to your studies and general well-being.